In today's world, environmental and social challenges are continually threatening the world's economy. Corporates and governments now recognise the need to act responsibly to support positive change in day-to-day businesses in building a sustainable global economy.
In Singapore, life expectancy has risen to about 85 years, and by 2030, it has been predicted that one in four Singaporeans will be aged 65 and above. It is undeniable that Singapore will have a rapidly ageing population; hence, it is imperative to encourage citizens to be as healthy and active as possible.
Cities used to grow by accident, with infrastructure improvised as the population and economic activities started increasing. However, cities began to happen on purpose in the 20th century. Sensor networks, scientific and technological advancements, and precise data analytics are enabling architects, planners and developers better build fun, liveable, and sustainable cities.
Around 40 per cent of the world’s population – about three billion people in 100 countries – live in communities with a risk of dengue and other mosquito-borne diseases. While there are no cures, what if something could curb the power of mosquitoes to infect people?
Science and technology, in particular Artificial intelligence (AI), are increasingly applied in healthcare to deliver better patient outcomes. In line with Singapore’s national AI strategy, healthcare innovators and practitioners are co-developing and applying novel AI models for disease prediction and management.
In this time of global pandemic and disruption to everyday lives, science and technology play an essential role in ensuring the world continues running. Whether it is researching for a cure, managing supply chain disruptions, virtually connecting friends and families or working from home, people all over the world are coming up with innovative solutions.
A significant change is happening within the computing industry, and it is driven by the massive volume of data generated by billions of connected devices in the enterprise, as well as the recent advancements in AI algorithms processing all this data.
Advanced Manufacturing - the use of innovative technology to improve products or processes - has created significant value and impact in the manufacturing industry today. Bold and ambitious startups form a key role in the ecosystem as they are at the forefront of innovation, offering novel product and process technologies.
The topic of Explainable AI is increasing in importance as practitioners seek to take the latest AI research out of the lab and into the real world, where it can directly impact people, businesses and society. However, there are significant challenges to consider when moving from solving pure mathematics problems to designing systems and abiding by principles that work for the masses.
As Artificial Intelligence (AI) becomes an increasing part of our daily lives, educational institutions from elementary to higher education as well as adult and professional learning are being transformed by intelligent systems that are helping humans learn better and achieve their learning objectives. In the not too distant future, it is expected that AI will be a core part of all educational experiences, where it can benefit and be applied across a wide range of educational needs. As Singapore embarks on its journey towards becoming an AI Smart Nation, how can we use AI in education to connect our citizens to the opportunities of a future innovation economy?
SGInnovate and Extreme Tech Challenge (XTC) are co-hosting a regional competition that culminates at XTC Singapore Demo Day on March 25, where outstanding startups will be showcased. The top three startups will become XTC finalists and be invited to Paris in June 2020.
Global megatrends are forcing supply chain and logistics companies to re-think their business models. According to an Accenture research study, ‘digital disruption in the industry threatens traditional players with irrelevance – unless they too learn to disrupt’ because ‘agile new entrants (like startups) touting digital, customer-centric business models are steadily fragmenting it’.